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Table 4 Intended behaviour at the University

From: University life and pandemic influenza: Attitudes and intended behaviour of staff and students towards pandemic (H1N1) 2009

"I would come into university if..." Academic Staff General Staff Students Total
  n = 360 (%) n = 646 (%) n = 1876 (%) n = 2882 (%)
I had symptoms consistent with flu, e.g. fever and a cough/runny nose 57 (15.8) 86 (13.3) 407 (21.7) 550 (19.1)
I had symptoms consistent with flu and I had an exam/assessment due or work deadline 155 (43.1) 256 (39.6) 1248 (66.5) 1659 (57.6)
I was well but knew that a fellow student or staff member had contracted the flu 295 (81.9) 549 (85.0) 1428 (76.1) 2272 (78.8)
A family member or close contact had flu-like symptoms e.g. fever and a cough/runny nose 269 (74.7) 524 (81.1) 1451 (77.7) 2244 (77.9)
I was well but I knew that the number of cases of swine flu had increased in Australia 341 (94.7) 612 (94.7) 1719 (91.6) 2672 (92.7)
"If you attend a lecture/meeting and are sitting near someone who is coughing/sneezing, would you."
Not be worried 67 (18.6) 108 (16.7) 366 (19.5) 541 (18.8)
Approach the individual 5 (1.4) 4 (0.6) 3 (0.2) 12 (0.4)
Approach the individual and ask him/her to comply with specific health measures, e.g. leaving the area, observing respiratory etiquette 23 (6.4) 61 (9.4) 60 (3.2) 144 (5.0)
Not approach the individual 118 (32.8) 225 (34.8) 776 (41.4) 1119 (38.8)
Not approach the individual and increase personal hygiene, e.g. moving away, leaving the area or hand-washing afterwards 144 (40.0) 244 (37.8) 665 (35.4) 1053 (36.5)